Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday sketching.

Got together last night with a few pals to do some sketching. Here's the result.

I'll be doing a print of the cowboy, I really like how he came out. He fits perfectly in a 8x20 frame.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Creepy Dude

30 minute warm-up sketch.

Gen Con was awesome, we had a great time. It was good to go and not have to worry about a table and just play all weekend. I'm still recovering. Pictures forthcoming.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Big Beautiful Wonder Woman

Here's a collaborative effort between myself and Jeremy Mohler. I did the linework and he threw down some awesome colors. It was for the BBWW Wonder Woman blog and thanks go out to Jamar, who runs the blog, for the kind words.

Also we've started sketching again and have tried to get a somewhat weekly thing going with some of the artists around town. We met at Flightpath last Thursday night and I doodled this page. It was cool to get out and do some drawing.

So Gen Con is this weekend and I'm looking forward to some R&R. I don't have a table this year so some buddies and I are just going to play (Starcraft 2 here I come!). Should be a fun weekend.

Friday, August 08, 2008

TMNT & an extemely cute baby.

Tales of the TMNT #48 is on stands now and it contains the short story I did the pencils for. Here's the first page of the story. Penciled by me, inked by lord of the ink, Eric Talbot. I'm really pleased with how it came out. Groovy to see the inks and lettering to finish it off. So go grab ya a copy or two.

And now for something completely different, a picture of my relatively new (almost two months old) niece Isabel. Is she freakin' cute or what?

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Branching out.

A little watercolor sketch I did last weekend that seemed to fit the post's title.

So I have been wanting to get a bit more exposure to some other communities and genres so I have gotten up a DeviantArt page here and also subscribed to Picture Book here (you can also click on the banner to the right). We'll see how those go. Thanks go out to Jeremy and Andi for the subtle and not-so-subtle nudges. Thanks guys.

On another note, it's been a month since my buddy Jeremy rented out my extra room and it's been going really well. It's really cool to have another artist around and we have been bouncing ideas and critiques off one another all month. Good times.

Friday, August 01, 2008

I'm back.

Well theoretically, anyway.
My blog has been sadly neglected as of late and I am going to try and remedy that. I recently completed a huge slew of concept work which I can't post due to NDA's and have gotten back to doing some freelance illustration work of which (most) I can post.
Last weekend was the liveart show benefited KOOP and it was a lot of fun. Some cool artists and cool bands and hey, anyplace that sells PBR tallboys is an instant hit with me. I did four pieces total and I sold two so it was a success as far as I was concerned.
Lots of fun.

This one sold very quickly.

This is one sold before I was finished. It seems the nice lady that bought this one had bought another one from my last liveart show. I received a creepy question from a complete stranger while drawing this one.*

I knew this one was coming home with me (which it did) but it was fun.

I had an idea for this one before the show. Not exactly how I had pictured it but oh well. Maybe next time.

Thanks go out to Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas of Staple! fame and Kevin Peake for setting up the liveart stuff. Thanks guys.
So onto some more illustration. I was happy to FINALLY finish Captain Bogg & Salty's Frogg Island this week. I took way too long on this but honestly, it was a very intimidating job but I finally just put my head down and piled through it. It's for their new album entitled "Frogg Island" (I think). I was thrilled to hear the album pre-mixed and man, these guys have lifted their own bar. It's awesome. If you haven't heard any of their music, you really should. They kick much ass and if you're able to see them live, do yourself a favor and do it. You can see their badass video for their song "Pieces of 8ight" here.

If you really want to see a huge copy of the map click here.
Well I promise to post more art in the near future. I hope the five of you that check the blog are still with me.

*Creepy question when asked by a lady old enough to be your mom who you don't know while pointing to the naked lady you're currently drawing: "Does drawing this turn you on?"